Unplanned Pregnancy

unplannedIf you find out you are pregnant, it is important to know you have three main options.

Pregnancy Test

If you are sexually active and miss a period, it is a good idea to take a pregnancy test. You can buy a home pregnancy test at a grocery or drug store. You can also get a pregnancy test at your doctor’s office or a local clinic. Many family planning clinics offer free or reduced cost pregnancy tests. The average cost of a pregnancy test at a clinic is $10-$15.

To find an agency or clinic that offers free pregnancy tests call the Family Health Hotline at 1-800-322-2588 or visit the Resource Finder.

Three Main Options

If you find out you are pregnant, it is important to know you have three main options: parenting, adoption, and pregnancy termination (abortion). Educate yourself about these options and make decisions based on what is right for you. Decisions about your pregnancy are yours to make. Learn more about your options at Planned Parenthood.

For help in choosing what is right for you, talk with your partner, close friends or family, or a health care professional. You can call the Family Health Hotline at 1-800-322-2588 to find a clinic with options counseling in your area.